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European Union Chamber of Commerce to Host “Diplomatic Lounge Canada Meets Europe” in Toronto Feb. 2

Toronto, ON -- The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto (EUCOCIT) and Toronto's Delta Chelsea Hotel in col...


January 16, 2006
By MRO Magazine


Toronto, ON — The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto (EUCOCIT) and Toronto’s Delta Chelsea Hotel in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Commission to Canada in Ottawa will present the EU “Diplomatic Lounge” on Thursday, February 2, 2006.

The event will showcase the best of Europe, based on the five senses:

See people, personalities, country booths featuring presentations from tourist boards, airlines and other leading companies. View a display of assorted arts, crafts and costumes.
Listen to a medley of music, both contemporary and classical, from various countries.
Taste a variety of national dishes and drinks and discover delightful new flavours.
Smell the aromas of good food, the scent of flowers, and the fragrance of perfumes.
Feel the rich ambiance at this extraordinary collection of cultures and enjoy an experience for all the senses.

Among the musicians who will perform are Italian singer Carlo Coppola and his band; the Greek Folklore Ensemble of Southwestern Ontario; a Portuguese vocal group; and singer Brian Roman. Some of the exhibits that will be featured are artwork by Czech painter Kulhanek and an Austrian contemporary artist, Czech cut glass, an Italian photo display, Danish jewellery, and many others. A silent auction will include several items such as weekend stays and Via Rail train passes to various major Canadian destinations.


This special evening will be attended by members of the most active European Chambers of Commerce in Toronto, ambassadors, consuls and other prominent members of the diplomatic corps, leaders of multi-national corporations, as well as luminaries in the political, arts and academic circles.

Approximately 350 attendees are expected.

The EUCOCIT is a not-for-profit organization composed of representatives from each of the European Chambers of Commerce in Toronto. Its main objectives are to increase awareness of the EU and promote it as a valuable Canadian trade partner as well as a key travel destination.

Through its events such as the European Business Club, its successful monthly networking and social event, it helps members of the various European chambers gain more visibility, thereby enabling them to develop more business opportunities between their countries and Canada.

The EUCOCIT, led by volunteers from the international group of members, contributes to community service on a global scale. Therefore, it has decided that any profit resulting from this event will be donated to the SOS Children’s Villages, an international organization that assists needy children in 132 countries and territories all over the world.

The event takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W. in Toronto. The early bird ticket price is $49 until Jan. 20. The regular ticket price is $69.

To place an order or to obtain more information, visit You may also contact Jay Jhingran, director of business development, Delta Chelsea Hotel, at 416-585-4346 or at